Andalusite

Vermiculite is a member of the phyllosilicate or sheet silicate group of minerals. It has the unique ability to expand to many times its original volume when heated - a...

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Bentonite

Bentonite is a naturally occurring plastic clay. Its volume increases several times on contact with water to create a gelatinous, viscous fluid. Bentonite’s properties...

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Borates

Borates are naturally occurring minerals that contain boron, the fifth element in the Periodic Table. Plants and animals need borates to grow. These remarkable minerals...

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Calcium Carbonate

Whole mountain chains are made from Calcium Carbonate in the form of chalk, limestone, marble and dolomite. It constitutes more than 4% of the earth’s crust. In...

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Diatomite

Diatomite is a powdery mineral composed of the fossilised remains of microscopic single-celled aquatic plants called diatoms. Diatoms can uniquely absorb...

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Dolomite

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Feldspar

Most of the products we use every day are made with Feldspar, the most abundant group of minerals in the earth’s crust. Feldspars have both alkali and alumina...

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Kaolin

Kaolin or "China Clay" is a white, soft, plastic clay mainly composed of fine-grained plate-like particles. It is chemically inert, non-abrasive and has low heat and...

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Lime

While lime is one of the earliest industrial commodities known to man, its production and uses have grown with the times, and it continues to be one of the essential...

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Magnesite

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Mica

Mica is a phyllosilicate mineral that exhibits an almost perfect basal cleavage. From an industrial standpoint, very few are mined: Muscovite, white mica, is by far the...

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Plastic Clays

Plastic clay is an extremely rare mineral, found in localised deposits at a handful of locations around the world. It’s a sedimentary material, made from kaolinite, or...

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Sepiolite

Sepiolite is a naturally occurring clay mineral of sedimentary origin. It is a non swelling, lightweight, porous clay with a large specific surface area. Chemically,...

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Silica

The name Silica covers a range of minerals composed of silicon and oxygen, the two most abundant elements in the earth’s crust. Silica exists in ten different...

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Talc

Talc is a hydrated magnesium silicate. It is the world's softest mineral. Although all talcs share the same basic properties - platyness, chemical inertness, softness,...

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